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    On Saturday at 7:30 PM ET, the North Carolina Tar Heels (5-0) will host the Miami Hurricanes (4-1).

    The Hurricanes are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3.5), against the Tar Heels (with an over/under of 55.5 points).

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    Game Info for North Carolina vs. Miami (FL)

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium
    North Carolina vs Miami (FL) Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    North Carolina -3.5 -110 -110 55.5 -110 -110 -182 +154

    North Carolina Pick Insights

    • North Carolina has a 4-1-0 record against the spread this season.
    • North Carolina is 3-1 against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • North Carolina has gone over in two of five games with a set total (40%).

    North Carolina Stats & Insights

    • North Carolina ranks 35th in total defense this year (334.6 yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best in the FBS with 500 total yards per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, North Carolina has been a top-25 unit, ranking 18th-best in the FBS by totaling 36.6 points per game. The Tar Heels rank 31st on defense (19 points allowed per game).
    • North Carolina sports the 55th-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (216.8 allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 11th-best with 325.8 passing yards per game.
    • On offense, North Carolina ranks 47th in the FBS with 174.2 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 43rd in rushing yards allowed per contest (117.8).
    • North Carolina sports the 49th-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (35.9% third-down percentage allowed), and has been better offensively, ranking second-best with a 56.6% third-down conversion rate.
    • North Carolina has the 42nd-ranked turnover margin in college football at +2, forcing seven turnovers (81st in the FBS) while turning it over five times (16th in the FBS).

    North Carolina’s Best Players

    • Drake Maye leads North Carolina with 1,629 yards (325.8 ypg) on 129-of-179 passing with eight touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He also has 174 rushing yards on 52 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • Omarion Hampton has racked up 461 yards on 88 carries while finding paydirt seven times. He’s also caught eight passes for 78 yards (15.6 per game).
    • Nate McCollum’s leads his squad with 355 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 28 receptions (out of 34 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • J.J. Jones has reeled in 18 passes while averaging 63.6 yards per game.
    • Kobe Paysour’s 22 receptions have turned into 282 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Kaimon Rucker paces the team with four sacks, and also has seven TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Cedric Gray is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 41 tackles, two TFL, and 2.5 sacks.
    • Alijah Huzzie leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 19 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

    Miami (FL) Betting Insights

    • Miami (FL) is 3-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Miami (FL) hase gone over in two of four games with a set total (50%).

    Miami (FL) Pick Insights

    • Things have been positive for Miami (FL) on both sides of the ball, as it is averaging 505.8 total yards per game (seventh-best) and surrendering just 268.4 total yards per game (ninth-best).
    • Things have been positive for Miami (FL) on both sides of the ball, as it is compiling 39 points per game (13th-best) and surrendering only 14.6 points per game (12th-best).
    • Miami (FL)’s passing attack has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 22nd-best in the FBS with 294.8 passing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is ceding 210.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 44th.
    • Miami (FL) has been a top-25 run unit on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks 14th-best in rushing yards per game (211) and second-best in rushing yards allowed per game (58.2).
    • Miami (FL)’s third-down defense ranks 61st in the FBS with a 37.7% third-down conversion percentage surrendered, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 14th-best by posting a 50% third-down rate.
    • Miami (FL) has produced nine forced turnovers (37th in the FBS) and committed eight turnovers (65th in the FBS) this season for a +1 turnover margin that ranks 52nd in the FBS.

    Miami (FL)’s Best Players

    • Tyler Van Dyke leads Miami (FL) with 1,330 yards on 98-of-135 passing with 12 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
    • Henry Parrish Jr. has rushed for 379 yards on 59 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Donald Chaney Jr. has piled up 289 yards (on 51 carries) with two touchdowns.
    • Xavier Restrepo has totaled 36 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 478 (95.6 yards per game). He’s been targeted 43 times and has two touchdowns.
    • Jacolby George has 23 receptions (on 30 targets) for a total of 337 yards (67.4 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Colbie Young has racked up 298 reciving yards (59.6 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
    • Thomas Gore has collected two sacks to lead the team, while also recording two TFL and five tackles.
    • Miami (FL)’s tackle leader, Francisco Mauigoa, has 22 tackles, three TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Te’Cory Couch leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 11 tackles and three passes defended.
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